The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy
Beginning with the death of Socrates in 399 BC, and following the strand of philosophical inquiry through the centuries to recent figures such as Bertrand Russell and Wittgenstein, Bryan Magee's conversations with fifteen contemporary writers and philosophers provide an accessible and exciting account of Western philosophy and its greatest thinkers. With contributions from A. J. Ayer, Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, and John Searle, the book is not only an introduction to the philosophers of the past, but gives an invaluable insight into the view and personalities of some of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.
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Dialogue 1 PLATO
Dialogue 2 ARISTOTLE
Dialogue 3 MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Dialogue 4 DESCARTES
Dialogue 5 SPINOZA AND LEIBNIZ
Dialogue 6 LOCKE AND BERKELEY
Dialogue 7 HUME
Dialogue 8 KANT
Dialogue 9 HEGEL AND MARX
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